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Carol Chang

Waha Nui

Sacred Hearts Academy’s annual gala Friday in Waikiki honors six Distinguished Alumnae, including Irene Dung Yamashita, who teaches gifted students at Kainalu Elementary and is a pioneer of multimedia technology in Windward classrooms … State Rep. Cynthia Thielen joins a clean energy panel Thursday to discuss the “other renewables” during a Think Tech lunch at the Plaza Club (382-4638) …

Philip Bretz

Crouching Lion Bar & Grill owner Evaldo Ferreira promises a bountiful buffet during a Brazilian party from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Kaaawa, plus music by Soul Brasil Band (237-8981)…Both black belts in the Japanese martial art of laido (quick-drawing of very sharp blades), Kahaluu’s Ken and Linda Goldstein are heading for an exhibit of Japanese swords Saturday and Sunday at Soto Mission in Nuuanu, the first show here in 50 years. As president of the sponsoring Japanese Sword Society of Hawaii, Ken invites you to come learn about the ancient Samurai art and artisans (597-1624) …

Another area sword-wielder and senior instructor with Dueling Arts International, Kailua’s Tony Pisculli shares principles and etiquette of fight choreography in his Stage Combat class after school at Hawaii Theatre Center …

Principal Michael Busekrus reports that some mighty young Forefathers of our Country were walking around the St. John Vianney campus last week for Constitution Day …

Castle High’s Kiana Ringuette and Trinity Christian School’s Philip Bretz have been named Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Philip also is part of his Kailua
school’s first graduating class of 2013 …

The library system awarded prizes to its most avid young summer readers, among them Kahuku’s Morgan Cameron, Kailua’s Grace Laudick, Kaneohe’s Camille Yim and Waimanalo’s Angela Naleieha. Now hit the schoolbooks, kids …

Speaking of young and reading, Kailua’s Jan Young has a book for you. She turned her teaching time in Saudi Arabia into a debut eKindle novel, Unwrapped, about a well-meaning American who agrees to help a local women’s advocate who has a fatwa against her. Jan’s son (in real life) is musician and Kalaheo grad Justin Young …

Fresh Catch Kaneohe was spotted recently on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, which called the shop a “poke palace”

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